Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What's Been Going On

Like I said yesterday, things are nuts here.
I really thought when my husband left the normal "Army life" I would be able to take a break. I'm not doing the same things, but am finding myself just as busy.
Since I have a football player again, I've been volunteering with the Athletic Booster Club. I'm having a great time doing it and am getting to know some wonderful local people, but it's one more thing! Nick and I have been doing this volunteer work together. We work the concession stand at the varsity football games (our boy is a JV player)  Nick is on the grill and I'm slinging the burgers and dogs to the hungry crowd. We're having a blast.
We are also very busy with our friends/neighbors. It seems we are always finding reasons to get together. We have each other over for dinner or drinks, light up our firepits for s'mores and indulge in plenty of wine, beer and other adult beverages.  
During the day when our men are at school, the girls and I find at least one day every week or so to have lunch, shop, have coffee or just hang out.
My family is still here and we are seeing as many sights as possible given the ailments of my aunt. She is having a hard time getting around but wants to see everything. Bless her heart, she just is having a hard time.
Saturday we took a drive down the coast to the southern tip of Rhode Island. We stopped along the way for a few photos and lunch.
From left to right: Nick, me, my mom, my aunt, and my dad.

A rare picture of Nick and me together. It almost reminds me of being in Hawaii except that I'm wearing fleece. It was chilly with the wind. Please ignore my roots. I'm in desperate need for a hair appointment.

Ever the rebel, Nick had to climb down to the water.

Roadside stand serving New England Clam Chowder and Clam Cakes. I first thought clam cakes were like a hush puppy, but they are not corn-mealish at all. More like fried bread with clams inside. You can't go wrong with fried bread.
Tomorrow I take everyone back up to the Providence airport. On the way home I need to hit CVS and the commissary. I will have Thursday and Friday to change out bed linens, clean my house and catch up on laundry. Nick's aunt and uncle (who are his Godparents) and his cousin arrive on Saturday afternoon. They are fairly low maintenance and will be loads of fun.
Friday night we have the big football game where they are expecting tons of people so the concession stand should be hopping!
Fun times!
Tomorrow I will try to find time to post photos of our trip to Boston yesterday.


Michelle said...

Go Super Women! Sounds like you are having a blast with your company. Love the pics. How are you enjoying that fleece? *brrr*

JG said...

What fun times!!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

I was starting to wonder about you. I'm glad to hear you've been busy with good things and fun. Well, if chronic house guests can be fun. ;)

USMCWIFE said...

Happy to see you are so busy and finding joy in the "normal" things..We are slowly doing the same except for another pre-deployment work-up but other than that..learning a new "normal" is coming along.